Ever at the ready with a grandiose metaphor, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the latest efforts of protesters in his country clamoring for regime change, claiming Tuesday that they were “going nowhere” and out to “tarnish the Iranian nation’s brilliance.” —KA
It is clear the Iranian nation has enemies because it is a nation that wants to shine, conquer peaks and change [its international] relations,” he said.
He added: “Of course, there is a lot of hostility against the government. But they knew that they would get nowhere.”
Mr Ahmadinejad said the organisers of the protests “just wanted to tarnish the Iranian nation’s brilliance”.
“It is a shining sun. They threw some dust towards the sun… but the dust will return to their eyes.”